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WTO trade talks failure strikes blow to globalisation
01/Aug/2014 by John Manners-Bell.

In a shock decision, India has blocked ratification of the Bali trade deal. Ironically, emerging markets have the most to lose from neo-protectionism as this will create a two-speed trading regime, with the EU, US and other economic powerhouses creating their own free trade alliances.... read more.

Norbert Dentressangle buys into the US on the back of continued profit growth
31/Jul/2014 by Thomas Cullen.

Norbert Dentressangle has advanced further in its ambition to build a global logistics presence through the acquisition of Jacobson, US warehousing and contract logistics provider.... read more.

Global freight forwarders 'must evolve' to survive in new environment, says report
31/Jul/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

Declining in value by 3.3% from 2012, the freight forwarding market is facing major challenges as it fights to stay viable in a changing global environment.... read more.

Asian express market heats up with a new Chinese domestic cargo carrier
31/Jul/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

YTO Express is the latest Chinese express provider to receive approval to launch a domestic cargo carrier.... read more.

UPS dubs 2014 "the year of investing for the customer" in its Q2 results
30/Jul/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

“The year of investing for the customer,” this is how UPS’s Chief Executive Officer, Scott Davis describes this year for UPS as the company strives to improve its perfomance for the 2014 peak season, especially as volumes and revenues grow.... read more.

Amazon logistics spending continues to grow
29/Jul/2014 by Thomas Cullen.

Amazon has a claim to have one of the largest logistics operations in the world. However the success of the enterprise is unclear with the latest set of results displaying a continued absence of profits.... read more.

Alibaba and Brazil's Correios form closer e-commerce ties
28/Jul/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

Alibaba and Brazil’s Correios have formed a partnership to boost bilateral trade between China and Brazil and take advantage of growth in the Brazilian e-commerce market, which could reach 11.7% this year.... read more.

India's ageing infrastructure struggles to keep up with its growing appetite
24/Jul/2014 by Michael Clover.

Post-harvest losses constitute an acute problem for a growing global population and for developing countries in particular. Many emerging markets have swelling populations to match their burgeoning economies. But, while their economies and their appetites are growing, all too often the infrastructure of the food supply-chain is not.... read more.

Second half of 2014 begins on a positive note for the Logistics Confidence Index
23/Jul/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index for July appears to mirror an uncertain economic environment. Since February of this year, the overall Index has increased one month and then declined the next reaching its high so far this year in May at 57.9. For the current month, the index is up 0.9 points over June to 56.1.... read more.

Competition in e-retailing makes life tougher for Royal Mail
22/Jul/2014 by Thomas Cullen.

Perhaps it is too much of a stretch to connect the tougher competition that the Royal Mail is facing with the prospect of heavy investment by UPS in Europe, but it is still tempting.... read more.

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